Anderson ‘very happy’ after the first day

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England fast bowler James Anderson said his team were 'very happy' after the first day's play of the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston.

Anderson recorded figures of six for 47 in 14.4 overs as they bowled the Aussies out for just 136 with opener Chris Rogers the only batsman offering any resistance with 52. England ended the day on 133 for three heading into day two.

It was the perfect response from the home side as they bounced back from their massive 405-run defeat to the tourists in the second Test at Lord's.

After the day's play, Anderson told Sky Sports: "We're very happy, especially after losing the toss, we created pressure to get them out for a low score and then the guys batted well.

"There was a large percentage of bad shots from them, but saying that, Chris Rogers was watchful and then put away the bad ball.

"The pitch carried more than Lord's, so Stuart Broad and I discussed that trying to hit the pitch hard, wobble the ball and hit the seam on a full length was going to do more than swinging it, and it worked well for us.

"I've done some great work in the nets with bowling coach Ottis Gibson over the last few days."

The five-match Ashes series as currently locked at one-all.

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